WEST WARWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Invitation to Bid
School Transportation Services
The West Warwick Public Schools will receive sealed bids for transportation services until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. At this time bids will be publicly opened in the administrative offices located at 10 Harris Avenue, West Warwick, RI 02893.
Bids should be sent to: West Warwick Public Schools
10 Harris Avenue
West Warwick, RI 02893
Bids may be submitted up to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. All bids submitted after that time will be disqualified and returned. Please indicate on the envelope:
SEALED TRANSPORTATION BIDS - DO NOT OPEN.
Questions may be directed to Michael Petrarca at (401) 821-3010.
Copies of said documents may be obtained at the Office of the Director of Administration by depositing the sum of $25 for each set of documents to cover the cost of copying, handling and postage. Checks are payable to the West Warwick Public Schools.
The West Warwick School Committee reserves the right to accept or reject without prejudice, any and all proposals, or to waive any irregularities therein to allow late filing of any information required by the specifications which do not affect the bid price, or to accept any bid deemed to be in the best interest of the West Warwick Public Schools, not necessarily the lowest bid.
Terms and Conditions
1. Use of District Documents
Bids must be submitted on the forms or in the format provided by the West Warwick Public Schools. No alteration to district forms will be permitted, including substitutions, additions or deletions, without written consent of the Director of Administration. Reproduction of district documents is permitted, as long as reproduced copies are exactly the same in size, format and content as form prepared by the district. Any proposal submitted in altered form may result in rejection of such proposal at the option of the district. Two sets of bids must be submitted.
The District's Bid Documents Include:
Invitation to Submit Bids - Section I
Terms and Conditions for bidding - Section II
General Information to Contractor - Section III
Form of Bid Proposal - Section IV
District Transportation Data - Appendix A
2. Inspection of Documents
Each bus contractor receiving forms prepared by the district is responsible for the inspection of district documents for missing or illegible pages, or other indication of incomplete information provided to the contractor.
The failure or neglect of any contractor to receive or examine any contract document, addendum or other documents shall in no way relieve any contractor from obligations with respect to his or her proposal. The submission of a bid shall be taken as prima face evidence of compliance with this section.
Receipt of addenda to the bid documents by a contractor must be acknowledged on the bid or by the letter or telegram received before the time the bids are due.
3. Submitting Bids
Bids must be received by the Director of Administration no later than 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 10 Harris Avenue, West Warwick, RI 02893. Any bid received after this time will be returned unopened.
Two sets (one original and one copy) of the bid must be submitted.
The one envelope marked with the contractor's name and address and the words "Transportation Bid" must contain:
a) Evidence of Insurance
b) Bid Form
c) Bid Surety
d) Proposed changes to the transportation contract. (If no proposed changes are
submitted, the district will assume that the contractor is committed to providing service exactly as described within the proposal as it is written.)
4. Written Inquiries, Addenda
Questions or suggestions about this invitation shall be in writing and delivered by mail, by facsimile, or in person to the Director of Administration.
All such written questions or suggestions must be received by the district no later than one week prior to the bid opening. Earlier submission of questions or suggestions are encouraged.
The district will consider no telephone inquiries regarding this bid. In the event that a contractor attempts to contact any school committee member or employee of the district in any manner contrary to the above requirements, said contractor may be disqualified from further consideration. This provision does not apply to telephone calls to the district asking for directions for delivery of bids and/or delivery of written questions about the bid.
5. Erasures of Corrections to Entries
The bid submitted must not contain any erasures, strike-overs or other corrections of entries that impair accurate interpretation of the entry and understanding of the bid.
If correction of an unintended entry is desired, such correction must be legible and clearly authenticated by initials of the person signing the bid. Illegible or unauthenticated corrections may result in rejection of the proposal at the option of the district.
6. Withdrawal or Amendment of Submitted Bid
Ay bid which has been submitted may be withdrawn prior to the scheduled time of opening bids. A request to withdraw a bid must be in writing and be received by the district prior to the scheduled time for opening of bids.
No amendment, addendum or modification will be accepted after a bid has been submitted to the district. If a change to a bid that has been submitted is desired, the submitted bid must be withdrawn and the replacement bid submitted prior to the time scheduled for opening of bids.
No contractor may have more than one bid on file with the district, unless prior permission has been granted by the district.
The bid shall remain in effect for sixty (60) days from the due date of the bids.
7. Bid Security
A cashier's check, certified check, bank money order, drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Rhode Island; or a bid bond executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the State of Rhode Island must accompany the sealed bids in the amount of $10,000. All security deposits received must be payable to the West Warwick Public Schools and will be refunded except when a contract offered by the district is rejected by the selected contractor.
Bid security received by the district will be returned within ten (10) days of the School Committee's rejection of the contractor's bid.
If a bid is accepted by the district and a contract offered pursuant to the terms of the bid specifications and conditions, but the contractor does not execute a contract within ten (10) days from the date of offer of a contract, the district may declare such contractor's bid security forfeited to the district.
8. Performance Bond
The district may require, as a condition to granting a contract award, receipt of a renewable annual performance bond naming the district as oblige or beneficiary, in the amount of 100% of the total value of the transportation contract. If required, the contractor will be required to post such bond prior to July 1, 2009 and by July 1 of each succeeding year. Each bidder will include the cost associated with a performance bond in their bid. If the performance bond is waived by the district, the district will reduce the contract by the amount of cost associated with obtaining the performance bond. The performance bond must be issued by an approved surety duly licensed and authorized to transact business in the State of Rhode Island. The contractor will specify the costs of the performance bond on the bid form. The cost of the performance bond is not to be added to the cost per day of the buses.
9. Obtaining Information
The West Warwick Public Schools reserves the right to obtain without notice, from any and all sources, information concerning a contractor which the district deems pertinent to this invitation to bid and to consider such information in evaluating the contractor's proposal. The district reserves the right to make on-site inspections of the contractor's installations and facilities which the district deems pertinent and necessary to evaluate the contractor's proposal and to consider any information received from such inspection in evaluating the contractor's bid.
10. Bid Costs
The district shall not be liable for any cost incurred by a contractor in the preparation or delivery of its response to this Invitation to Bid or any other cost incurred because of this bid.
11. Protest Procedures
Any actual or prospective contractor showing a substantial economic interest in this contract, who is aggrieved in connection with the solicitation or award of this contract, may protest to the district in accordance with the procedures set forth herein. Protests based on the specifications or other terms in this bid document shall be submitted no later than one week prior to bid opening. Protest based on the circumstances, shall be submitted no later than two (2) calendar days after the Superintendent's recommendation to award a contract, provided, however, that in no event shall protest be considered after the award of this contract by the school Committee.
In order to be considered, the protest shall be submitted in writing and shall include:
1) The name and address of the aggrieved person.
2) The bid title.
3) Specific grounds for the protest shall be addressed to the Director
of Administration, West Warwick Public Schools, 10 Harris Avenue,
West Warwick, RI 02893.
The following qualifications data shall be submitted by each contractor along with the sealed bid:
1) Company must be licensed to do business in the State of Rhode Island.
2) The interested company must have been doing business for five (5) consecutive
years or more in school transportation.
3) The contractor must submit evidence and references demonstrating an ability
to provide school bus transportation.
4) Provide data to indicate the financial condition of the company.
5) Furnish a brief narrative with their bids to show the company's experience in
school bus transportation; including the transportation of handicapped students.
In addition, the narrative should provide for demonstrating the company's
research capabilities which the School Department would rely on when
statistical data is needed for surveys and other reports that are required periodically.
6) Submit evidence demonstrating compliance with Federal Drug Testing requirements
The bid specifications will be incorporated in the five (5) year agreement between the West Warwick School Committee and the successful bidder.
General Information to Contractor
1. Contractor agrees to furnish and provide school bus transportation services to the West Warwick Public Schools for a period of five (5) years commencing July 1, 2009 and ending on June 30, 2014.
2. The transportation will be for the students of the Town of West Warwick School District from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on a regular basis and for handicapped students on a regular 180/230 days basis, and shall not be limited to the geographical boundaries of the Town of West Warwick. The school year is estimated at 180 days. In some cases, transportation for handicapped students is provided for 230 days. Payment or reimbursement for changes to this estimate shall be figured on the basis of the daily rates indicated in the bid. Buses transporting students must be restricted to the transportation of students and/or authorized personnel. Beginning September 1, 2009 out-of-district transportation will fall under the RIDE Statewide Transportation Contract and will not be included as part of this bid specification.
3. Kindergarten noon runs shall be defined as being those to transport students from the morning sessions and to transport students to school for the afternoon session.
4. Late runs shall be defined as those required after normal dismissal and will be charted at the flat rate with no additional charge for mileage.
5. Vocational runs shall be defined as those required to transport students from West Warwick High School to the Warwick Career Center (between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) and will be charged at the flat rate with no additional charge for mileage.
6. Special runs shall be defined as one, not part of, the daily routine of daily transportation. The School Committee shall pay a flat rate for the lease of the bus, an hourly charge for the driver time, plus an additional rate per mile. Toll charges and other special type charges, if any, shall be added to the cost of special trips.
7. Contractor shall be responsible for setting up schedules, routes and stops with the approval of the Chief of Police and the Superintendent of Schools or such other person or persons as he/she may designate. Schedules and routes shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools for his/her approval by July 31 of each contract year. The School District reserves the right to alter schedules or routes at any time necessary for effective operation of the school during the life of the contract. Schedules, routes and stops shall not be altered without consent of the School District.
8. The School Committee shall pay the contractor in ten (10) monthly installments commencing in September through June inclusive. Summer work will be billed monthly.
9. Contractor shall perform a trial run of all bus routes just prior to the start of school and report results to the Superintendent of Schools.
10. Garaging of all buses provided for in this contract shall be deemed to be in the Town of West Warwick for utilization and tax purposes. In addition, the contractor will provide all fuel for use in this contract.
11. The contract may be terminated by the School Committee after violation of any provision hereof and lack of due notice will in no way affect the liability of the contractor for such violation. The contract is for personal services and any event which shall prevent the contractor from personally controlling the performance of the contract shall immediately terminate the contract at the election of the School Committee. The School Committee shall in no event be obligated to accept the performance of this contract from any person other than the contractor. This provision is inserted to make it plain that the safety and security of the students on the buses are the first care and consideration of the School Committee. In the event that the School Committee terminates the contract due to violation of any provisions hereof, the School Committee may obtain the services of a new contractor and the contractor party to this agreement shall be liable to the School Committee for all and any damages sustained by the West Warwick Public Schools. Nothing in the contract contained shall be taken to limit or in any way diminish the right which the School Committee reserves to require the contractor to do any reasonable thing to safeguard the children to be transported. Contractor agrees to obey immediately upon notice from the School Committee any safety regulations affecting the operation of the buses leaving the reasonableness of it to be discussed or arbitrated later. Failure to obey any such rules or regulations or the failure of the contractor to perform any other provisions hereof shall give grounds for the termination hereof.
12. Bus monitors will be provided by the School Committee. Contractor must be prepared to pick up and drop off all bus monitors as designated by the School Committee. Bus drivers must be prepared to work with and provide reasonable assistance to bus monitors as deemed necessary. Monitor pick-up locations must be within the Town of West Warwick and monitors will be assigned to bus runs in close proximity to their pick-up location.
13. The contractor shall ensure that each driver/aide reads a copy of these instructions and specifications.
14. Preference for hiring of bus drivers shall be given to present West Warwick School bus drivers.
15. No passengers or person other than school district pupils or school staff shall be carried by a school bus, including field trips, except by written permission of the school administration.
16. The number of buses required during the life of this contract shall meet the discretion of the School Committee and/or the Superintendent of Schools. In addition to the number of buses required, the contractor shall have three (3) spare 72 passenger buses and one (1) spare 20 passenger bus and one (1) spare bus equipped for wheelchairs to be available for immediate use at all times during the 180 school days. If additional buses are needed or fewer buses are used, they shall be contracted or deducted for at the price per bus as stated in this contract.
17. Each bus shall not be less than a standard 72 passenger bus, constructed and equipped to meet "school bus" standards by Federal and Rhode Island State Laws, Rules and Regulations and/or the School Committee of the Town of West Warwick.
18. Each bus for handicapped students shall not be more than a thirty (35) passenger bus, constructed and equipped to meet "school bus" standards by Federal and Rhode Island State Laws, Rules and Regulations and/or the School Committee of the Town of West Warwick. At least six (6) of the buses must have hydraulic lifts to accommodate wheelchair students (refer to Appendix A - Special Education Vehicles - Required Specifications). All buses shall be equipped for air conditioning for the months of July and August. The contractor must provide evidence that additional buses with hydraulic lifts are maintained in the event of breakdowns with existing special education buses.
19. All buses, including the spares, shall be plainly and visibly marked with a black eight (8) inch number on the front, side and rear bus and have black, not less than six (6) inch lettering stating West Warwick on both sides. Buses shall not display any advertisement, political or otherwise, either inside or outside the vehicle.
20. The contractor shall keep all buses specified and provided for in a safe and fully operational condition at all times, and furnish the Superintendent of Schools with official copies of inspection of each bus in conformity with regulations for such inspections as required by the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles. In addition, the contractor shall maintain records received from the Department of Transportation on the following:
Records of Inspection
Notification that a bus was not made available for a scheduled inspection.
Suspension orders related to failure to make a bus available for inspection.
Notification of failure of the bus to pass inspection.
Notification that a bus has passed inspection and has been reinstated.
These records shall be available for inspection by the administration.
21. School buses are to be kept at all times in a condition of cleanliness, inside and out, satisfactory to the School Committee or its designees.
22. Each bus must carry at all times the safety equipment specified by the State of Rhode Island. Each bus shall carry one set of reflectors; one set of wheel chocks and be equipped with rear snow tires from November 1st through April 15th. All buses shall be equipped with 8-way flashes, public address system/speaker and two-way low band FM radio communications with which to communicate with a base station and other buses. In addition, each bus must be equipped to provide for video surveillance on all buses used for regular education transportation. Each bus for handicapped students shall be equipped with safety belts.
23. All equipment and buses shall be subject to inspection and examination by the School Committee, or its designated officers, at any and all times. Contractor shall furnish all facilities and give necessary assistance for inspections and examinations as the School Committee may direct or require. Buses rejected by the School Committee shall be promptly declared inoperable and shall not be allowed to transport school students. Any bus which is rejected by the School Committee shall be removed by the contractor and replaced within five (5) working days. If the contractor does not replace within said time period, the School Committee may terminate this contract according to the provisions of Paragraph 11 in this section. The contractor shall submit to the School Committee a preventative maintenance program which will ensure that each bus will have regularly scheduled maintenance. Such maintenance shall be recorded and submitted to the School Committee upon request. In addition, the contractor shall maintain a written record for all repairs conducted on each bus and shall retain the bus record for the life of each vehicle. These records shall be available for inspection by the administration.
24. At no time during this contract will any bus in excess of ten (10) years old for regular transportation and any bus in excess of ten (10) years old for transporting handicapped students be used for any transportation service required. Contractors shall submit with the bid a list of the equipment to be used. This list shall include make of bus, year, registration number, VIN, capacity, mileage and condition. However, the average age of the fleet will not exceed seven (7) years.
25. Each driver shall inspect his/her bus before each trip to determine that it has an adequate fuel supply and that brakes, steering apparatus, stop lights and all other equipment are in good condition. The Transportation Supervisor shall report all accidents and breakdowns, no matter how minor, involving students and/or vehicles involved under this contract via phone or radio to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools at once, with a detailed written report following within twenty-four (24) hours of the initial report.
26. Contractor shall maintain a local office staffed by a full-time manager and full-time dispatcher who shall be available to School Department officials during the school day when school is in session and until the conclusion of the runs. The local office must be equipped with two telephones, one which is unlisted and used solely to communicate with school officials. The supervisor will not hold a RI School Bus Driver's license. The dispatcher will not be a regular scheduled driver, but will hold a RI School Bus Driver's license. In addition, the supervisor shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
a) The supervisor shall handle all complaints regarding the transportation of pupils and shall establish procedures for handling complaints with respect to pupils both public and non-public; said established procedures are subject to approval of the Superintendent of Schools. An ongoing working relationship shall be established with the school principals.
b) The supervisor shall establish procedures to inform the Superintendent of Schools or his designee of violations of rules and regulations, accidents or any matter that should be brought to the attention of school officials. The supervisor shall be totally familiar with schedules and any requests for scheduling information will be referred to said supervisor.
c) The supervisor shall assist the Superintendent in any investigation and/or report relating to any complaint against any driver/aide or other employee of the transportation company serving the West Warwick Public Schools.
d) The supervisor shall strictly supervise the bus drivers/aides enforcing all rules and regulations of the State of Rhode Island, the School Committee and the contractor; said rules and regulations to be mutually agreed upon prior to the beginning of each year.
e) The supervisor shall train and supervise the bus monitors enforcing all rules and regulations of the State of Rhode Island, the School Committee and the contractor; said rules and regulations to be mutually agreed upon prior to the beginning of each year.
f) The supervisor shall approve time cards for all bus monitors.
g) The supervisor shall call for substitute bus monitors.
27. The contractor shall give to the Superintendent of Schools, prior to the opening of schools in September of each year, a telephone which the contractor may be reached 24 hours a day.
28. The contractor shall furnish careful and competent drivers who hold a Rhode Island School Bus Driver's license and otherwise meet the requirements of the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles. No bus will be operated by a person of whose character or habits the School Committee may disapprove. The contractor will use only careful and temperate drivers; that the speed and method of operation will at all times be such as will assure a high degree of safety for the pupils therein; and comply in every respect with the requirements of the State of Rhode Island statutes and rules and regulations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the wishes and direction of the School Committee.
29. Each bus used for transporting handicapped students shall have at least one aide who shall be responsible for loading and unloading passengers and shall be responsible for the care, welfare and behavior of all passengers. All bus drivers and aides shall receive in-service training relative to the needs of handicapped students. Drivers assigned to special education buses shall be responsible for updating their rosters on a bi-weekly basis.
30. Contractor shall file annually with the School Committee, or its designee, a list of regular and substitute drivers/aides for School Committee approval. If any new drivers/aides are hired during the course of the year, the School Committee shall be informed and the above requirement shall pertain. Included in with the list of drivers/aides shall be an assurance that the contractors' drivers/aides have complied with all legal requirements for operating a school bus including proper physical examinations.
31. It is understood that the School Committee reserves the right to withdraw, with or without cause, at any time, their approval of any driver/aide. The contractor will immediately upon receipt thereof replace the driver/aide.
32. Each driver/aide shall be responsible for the maintenance of discipline on his/her bus and shall report to the appropriate school authority any case of improper student conduct. All such cases reported will be investigated by the school authorities and action deemed appropriate by the school principal shall be taken. Drivers/aides have no authority to put a student off the bus or deny him transportation for disciplinary reasons. This action is reserved to the school authorities. Nothing herein shall prevent a driver/aide from reprimanding a child for action that might cause harm to himself or others. All drivers/aides are expected to maintain discipline and to report all cases of disobedience to the school principal.
33. Driver training and instruction is the responsibility of the contractor who shall be expected to apply and enforce driver training, bus safety and instruction programs as required by Rhode Island State Regulations. In addition, the contractor must institute and maintain ongoing driver safety and instruction programs.
34. Smoking shall not be allowed on vehicles contracted to the district.
35. Drivers will not leave a school bus unsupervised when passengers are in or boarding the bus, except in dire necessity. In an emergency the driver's first concern must be for the safety of the passengers.
36. Drivers will keep all doors closed while the bus is in motion and shall require all handicapped students to use and have his/her body anchored by seat safety belts.
37. Drivers will not fuel their vehicle while any passengers are in the bus.
38. All drivers/aides must be prepared to assist the handicapped students to and from the doorway of the home and the vehicle and must assist the students in entering and leaving the vehicle. This means assisting by lifting legs, carrying books, or otherwise assisting handicapped pupils to enter and leave cars, station wagons, and the like. An aide unwilling or unable to assist students described shall be removed by the superintendent or his designee. Additionally, drivers must be prepared to provide a certain amount of reasonable assistance as circumstances may require.
39. The contractor agrees to provide school bus safety instruction for all children in grades K-6 at least four (4) times per year - two of which will be held in September and October.
40. The contractor is to administer pre-employment drug tests giving applicants prior written notice of the test. Testing will also be required when there is reasonable suspicion that a driver, involved in an accident, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
41. Contractor shall secure and deliver to the West Warwick Public Schools a full performance bond equal to 100% of the annual contract price on or before July 1, 2009. Said performance bond shall be written by a company licensed to do business in the State of Rhode Island and having a BEST rating of A or A+, with a guaranteed renewal for a period of three (3) years and shall be renewed on July 1 of each succeeding year.
42. Contractor shall provide and keep in full force and effect for the duration of this contract, from a carrier licensed in the State of Rhode Island having a BEST rating of A or A+, general and automobile liability and auto physical damage insurance to cover all transportation called for in the contract. General and auto liability and auto physical damage insurance shall protect the contractor, the bus operators, aides and name the Town of West Warwick (severally and individually) and all employees of the West Warwick Public Schools as an "additional insured" against claims for damages or personal injury, accidental death and for property damage; any or all of which may result from bus operations governed by this contract. The amounts of liability insurance shall be not less than one million ($1,000.000) dollars for each person injured; one million and 00/100 ($1,000,000) dollars for more than one person in each accident and fifty thousand and 00/100 ($50,000) dollars medical payments per person injured. Property damage insurance shall be carried in an amount not less than one million and 00/100 ($1,000,000) dollars. Certificate of Insurance shall be filed with the Office of Administration by July 1st of each of the school years covered by the contract. All policies will be written to assure that the Office of the Director of Administration will be notified of cancellation or restrictive amendments at least thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of such cancellation of amendment.
43. The contractor shall be responsible for providing workers' compensation insurance for those employed to carry out the requirements of the contract.
44. Drivers will adhere to the time schedule established for their bus routes as closely as is consistent with the safe operation of the vehicle. Drivers are not required to wait for pupils who are tardy in reaching the scheduled stops.
45. Drivers are to take on and discharge passengers only at the scheduled pick-up points. If conditions warrant adding, deleting or changing the location of one or more pick-up points, this information shall be conveyed to appropriate school authority for consideration and possible action.
46. Pupils are not to be allowed to leave any school bus, except at a regularly designated place, without specific permission from the parent and approval by the principals. A regularly designated place is: (a) the school, (b) the place of getting on in the morning and (c) a specified transfer point.
47. Contractor will deliver the school students to their designated schools no earlier than fifteen (15) minutes prior to school opening time unless directed otherwise by the Superintendent of Schools.
48. Throughout the school year, it may be necessary to dismiss school early. Early dismissal may be scheduled as in the case of exams or unscheduled as in the case of inclement weather. In these cases, contractors will be expected to have buses report to the designated schools at the assigned times. Contractor will stay in close contact with the School Superintendent when road or weather conditions are questionable. The decision for calling off school rests with the Superintendent.
49. Prior to the opening of schools in September of each year, the contractor must agree to advertise in the Providence Journal and Kent County Daily Times, on a day designated by the Superintendent of Schools, a complete list of all bus routes and time schedules. The list shall be approved by the Superintendent of Schools, and this service shall be provided at no cost to the School Department.
Computerized School Bus Routing and Scheduling Program
50. The successful bidder will be required to provide hardware and software to implement a computer routing system which will meet the following minimum criteria. The system must:
Optimize routes (based on client-designated parameters)
List routes and stop times
Utilize district's existing student data base
51. Contractor shall provide documentation of the routing system with the bid package.
52. The contractor will provide all labor and associated costs relating to data entry and mapping.
Schools Arrival Times Times # of Buses
West Warwick Senior High School 7:15 7:15 - 1:25 14
and John F. Deering Middle School
John F. Horgan Elementary School 7:50 8:05 - 2:05 7
Maise E. Quinn Elementary School 7:50 8:05 - 2:05 5
Greenbush Elementary School 8:30 8:45 - 2:45 8
Wakefield Hills Elementary School 8:30 8:45 - 2:45 5
St. Joseph Parochial School 8:15 - 2:15 2
Or 9:00 - 3:00*
West Warwick Public Schools will be participating in statewide transportation initiative beginning September 2009.
In the morning all High School/Middle School Buses are to arrive by 7:15 AM
All buses are expected to arrive in the AM 15 minutes before the start of school to allow students to participate in the school breakfast program.
* The starting and closing times for St. Joseph's has yet to be determined. Presently, they begin at 9:00 AM
SPECIAL EDUCATION VEHICLES - REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS
Mini Capacity Wheelchairs
01 12 6
02 15 2
03 15 2
05 15 2
06 35 07 35 08 35 09 35 10 35 11 12 4 12 15 2
SP-01 12 2
NOTE: Mini's 1, 7, and SP-02 are primarily used for out of district transportation.
Maximum walking distances have been established by the West Warwick School
Committee. Exceptions will be made for reasons of safety.
Pre-kindergarten to Grade 3 ½ mile
Grade 4 to Grade 5 1 mile
Grade 6 to Grade 8 1 ½ miles
Grade 9 to Grade 12 2 miles
The West Warwick School Committee reserves the right to change walking distances.
Form of Bid Proposal
Furnishing Bus Transportation
West Warwick Public Schools
West Warwick, RI 02893
of the Town of West Warwick